Multi-services app GrabMaps is now a data provider for Amazon Web Services (AWS) location-based service designed to help developers easily and securely add maps, points of interest, geocoding, routing, tracking, and geofencing to their applications.
Amazon Location Service is a location-based service that helps developers easily and securely add maps, points of interest, geocoding, routing, tracking, and geofencing to their applications without compromising on data quality, user privacy, or cost.
AWS customers, leveraging Amazon Location Service, now have access to high-quality regional mapping data that includes over 50 million addresses and points of interests (POIs) from GrabMaps spanning Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Customers can also utilize Grab’s hyperlocal search and routing functionality tailored to the region’s unique attributes, from its small alleyways and subdivisions to hard-to-find places.
“The integration of GrabMaps into Amazon Location Service now provides hyper-localized and up-to-date mapping data across Southeast Asia for AWS customers and their end users,” said Conor McNamara, managing director in ASEAN, AWS.
Organizations from different industries including tech, logistics, telecommunications, and government, require location-based services for their applications. With this collaboration, developers and teams using Amazon Location Service can enhance or build their own location-enabled applications using GrabMaps.
AWS customers can display their desired data on local maps that are up-to-date, and use search boxes that accurately locate end-user addresses and POIs. Customers can also add route planning and optimization capabilities to their apps, drawing on GrabMaps’ up-to-date road network and traffic information. Users can calculate the fastest routes and provide accurate estimated arrival times, factoring in parameters such as modes of transport, real-time traffic conditions, departure timing, and more, and with options to avoid tolls, ferry routes, or highways.
An enterprise service that was first developed for in-house use, GrabMaps has now grown to power Grab’s services across the region. GrabMaps powers over 800 billion API calls per month across a variety of services encompassing places search, dispatch, ETA calculations, routing, navigation, and more. It has helped add more than 800,000 kilometers of missing roads to the OpenStreetMap.